22nd of September is known as Culture Night, and is taking place all over Ireland. We wrote already about cool events you should check out in Dublin, and if you find yourself in Galway, these are some of our recommended cultural events you shouldn’t miss:
Start your day with community circus “Culture Night on Wire” and try your hand (or feet?) in wire walking workshop! We are getting dizzy already!
Nora Barnacle House
Around the corner from Barnacles, you will find Nora Barnacle House (this probably means something only to James Joyce fans). Distant Music sound installation, inspired by James Joyce and Nora Barnacle and their relationship with Galway will be performed by Francis Heery in the Nora Barnacle house.
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop’s Culture Night literary gathering features readings by every Galway author who has had a book published in the last year. Encompassing, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and in any language, authors will read a short selection from their books. Perfect for all book worms! Galway City Culture Night 2017 will be officially launched in Charlie Byrne’s at 5.00pm. All welcome!
Get close to Claddagh Boatmen! On Culture Night they will welcome you to the Claddagh Basin to see great examples of these beautiful and historic craft, with music and dance on the quay, and some very special Galway guests. It’s a rare opportunity to get close to the ancient and beautiful sailing heart of Galway.
Galway Buskers Street Concert
Galway Buskers’ Community will hold a very special ‘Culture Night Big Busk’ in Spanish Arch for Culture Night. This event will pull together buskers from all over Galway and beyond, all performing together, showing both as individual artists and as a group, the array of amazing talents our community has to offer. This will be a fun-filled event, with musical acts as well as street artists, face-painters, acrobats, jugglers and more. As Spanish Arch is only second away from us, this event should absolutely not be missed!
With so many awesome events on Culture night, make a long weekend out of it! Book Barnacles Hostel in Galway, located in the heart of happenings and enjoy amazing West of Ireland!